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Medical and Disabling Conditions That Qualify You For Long Term Disability Benefits

The following is a list of the most common medical conditions and disabilities severe enough to qualify a worker for long term disability benefits. Some are physical conditions and some are mental illnesses.

This list is not exhaustive does not include all of the illnesses that can limit a person’s ability to perform their job.

The Disability Legal Center is available to provide you with a free consultation regarding your claim for long-term disability benefits.

 

Musculoskeletal System

  • Amputation
  • Anterior Poliomyelitis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Major Dysfunction of a Joint
  • Back Pain/Spine Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture of the Femur, Tibia, or Pelvis
  • Fracture of an Upper Extremity
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spinal Arachnoiditis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Disorder
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Soft Tissue Injury (Burns)
  • Undifferentiated and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Special Senses and Speech

  • Vision Loss
  • Otolaryngology (Hearing Loss/Impairment)
  • Vestibular Dysfunction/Disorder
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Loss of Speech

Respiratory System

  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung Transplant
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Chronic Restrictive Ventilatory Disease
  • Mycobacterial, Mycotic, and Other Chronic Lung Infections
  • Sleep Related Breathing Disorders (Sleep Apnea)

Cardiovascular System

  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Cor Pulmonale Secondary Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Recurrent Arrhythmia
  • Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
  • Aneurysm of the Aorta or Major Branches
  • Symptomatic Congenital Heart Disease
  • Syncopex

Digestive System

  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Colitis
  • Kidney Failure
  • Liver Disease
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Wilson’s Disease
  • Cirrhosis

Genitourinary Impairments

  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Nephrotic Disorder

Hematological Disorders

  • Aplastic Anemia with Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Chronic Granulocytopenia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Chronic Thrombocytopenia
  • Coagulation Defects and Hemophelia
  • Hereditary Telangiectasia
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Polycythemia Vera
  • Systemic Vasculitis

Skin Disorders

  • Bullous Diseases
  • Burns
  • Chronic Skin Diseases
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Genetic Photosensitivity Disorders
  • Ichthyosis
  • Endocrine System

Adrenal Gland Disorders

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Parathyroid Gland Disorders
  • Pituitary Gland Disorders
  • Thyroid Gland Disorder

Multiple Body System Impairments

  • Mosaic/Non-mosaic Down Syndrome
  • Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome)
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Caudal Regression Syndrome
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Neurological/Nervous System Problems

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s
  • Ataxia
  • Neuropathy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Non-epilectic Seizure Disorder
  • Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cerebral Atrophy
  • Syringomyelia

Mental Disorders

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Drug Addiction/Substance Abuse
  • Mood Disorder
  • Organic Mental Disorders
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia

Malignant Neoplastic Diseases

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Macroglobulinemia
  • Mesothelioma
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Immune System Disorders
  • Immune Deficiency Disorders
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Polymyositis Scleroderma

Sleep Disorders

  • Insomnia